Are your shoes wearing out faster than usual? Perhaps you’re beginning to think that the life of your favorite pair of sneakers just isn’t that long. This could be a sign of buying fake or cheaply made footwear for some. However, for many others, they don’t have to worry — their shoes are starting to wear out faster because they aren’t living up to their full potential. If you are worried about why your shoes aren’t lasting long enough read on to learn more! 

Poor Quality 

Low quality isn’t the only reason your shoes are falling apart. But it is one of the reasons. That’s why good-quality shoes are worth the extra cost.

The same is true of anything you buy, for that matter. If you pay more for a steak, and it tastes just as good as a steak that costs less, what’s the point? The same with a car or a TV or a suit. The quality of your shoes and the materials they are made of can lead to a longer-lasting shoe. So, when you are in the market for a new pair, make sure to purchase shoes made with high-quality and lasting materials. 

Worn at the Wrong Place and Time 

We wear our shoes in many different places, and sometimes these places are not suitable for the longevity of our shoes. We walk on wet, slippery surfaces and over gravel, dirt and mud. We wear our shoes to go from one place to another without paying much attention to how long it takes us. We rush to get somewhere, and disregard to scuffs and marks it gives our shoes. 

The wrong pair of shoes can’t handle these activities well because they don’t have the right sole. If your shoes don’t have rubber soles, they won’t be able to handle these conditions as well as they could if you had a different pair of shoes with rubber soles.

We may not be aware of all the things we do that damage our shoes, but with a bit of awareness, we can significantly increase our footwear’s life span by avoiding certain activities or by changing them so that they won’t cause as much damage.

Improper Care

If you want your shoes to last longer, take better care of them.

It’s as simple as that. They’ll wear out faster if you’re not taking care of them. If you are being attentive to your shoes, they’ll last longer. Your shoes last longer if you clean them and apply a waterproofing spray. You can buy shoe cream or other protective products, but a shoe cleaner will do the job just as well.

Your shoes may not last as long as you want if you don’t take care of them. The better you take care of them, the longer they will last.

There is no secret formula when it comes to taking care of your shoes, and there are just a few things you can do (or avoid) to extend the life of your shoes to stop worrying about why your shoes aren’t lasting long enough. While we’ve touched on some of these points above, every shoe and owner are different, so take what you read here, then add in your personal experiences and tips that you develop along the way. If you require a good-quality pair of shoes, stop by Dale’s Shoes today! We have a wide selection of shoes to choose from. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with our new storefront grand reopening!